Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Show Me a Hero TV Trailer

A new trailer has arrived by The Wire creator David Simon’s latest HBO project. Following The Wire (in our opinion one of the greatest TV show ever made) and the critically acclaimed Treme, Simon has penned Show Me a Hero, a series about a New York in the 1970s.

The six-part miniseries will be directed by Crash’s Paul Haggis and stars Oscar Isaac as Nick Wasicsko, a real-life 1970s mayor in Yonkers, New York.

Show Me a Hero is based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin. The book details a middle-class neighbourhood’s resistance to a public housing development in Yonkers proposed by Wasicsko, and how these tensions affected the city as a whole.

As this is HBO, it’s no shock that the cast list is long and illustrious with Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Bob Balaban and Winona Ryder all signed up too.

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The trailer appears to indicate something quintessentially David Simon, with gritty subject matter including politics and racial tension at the forefront of a superbly crafted drama. Isaac is at the top of the ‘soon-to-break-out’ Hollywood list, and with Star Wars on his horizon, this looks like a perfect role for him.

Co-starring Peter Riegert, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Carla Quevedo, Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), James Belushi and Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon on The Wire), Show Me a Hero will be aired on Sunday 16th August in the US with a similar slot expected here in the UK on Sky Atlantic. Check out the trailer below!

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